**Ad*ja"cent** (#), a. [L. *adjacens*, *-centis*, p. pr. of *adjacere* to lie near; *ad + jacre* to lie: cf. F. *adjacent*.]

Lying near, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on; as, a field **adjacent** to the highway.

*adjacent*forest."

*B. Jonson.*

Adjacent or contiguous angle. Geom. See Angle.

Syn. -- Adjoining; contiguous; near. -- Adjacent, Adjoining, Contiguous. Things are *adjacent* when they lie close each other, not necessary in actual contact; as, **adjacent** fields, **adjacent** villages, etc.

I find that all Europe with heradjacentisles is peopled with Christians.Howell.

Things are *adjoining* when they meet at some line or point of junction; as, *adjoining* farms, an *adjoining* highway. What is spoken of as *contiguous* should touch with some extent of one side or the whole of it; as, a row of *contiguous* buildings; a wood *contiguous* to a plain.

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**Ad*ja"cent**, n.

That which is adjacent.

[R.]*Locke.*

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